Hello to all you NIFPers out there. Our next meeting is coming up on April 11th at 6pm at the Mary Ross Theatre on UNL Campus. I hope to see you all there and why don?t you bring a friend? Let?s see how many people we can get into the Film Library and how many new contacts everyone can make. Let?s span Nebraska and connect all the Indie Filmmakers!
At this months meeting, we are going to put our heads together and get the ball rolling for the next Mad Movie Night! Let?s get the brainstorming started. What do we want to do with it? When should we have it? And where do we want to go? And for all of you that are new, come on down and learn about Mad Movie Night. How did it start? What?s the history? You?ll get all those answers and more. Mad Movie Night is a great platform to show off what your doing, see what others have done, and meet new people!
You can see it: your name up on that monstrous neighborhood multiplex movie screen. No, even more important, you can ?see? it: you have that idea ? the story ? that?s worth sharing with millions of viewers. You have something to contribute. But where to start? Or how do you take your screenwriting skills to that higher level where you will actually sell and get your script into the development pipeline? If only you had the time, the right environment, the guidance?
Lew Hunter?s Superior Screenwriting Colony, this coming June 16-29, immerses you into that nurturing, fulltime screenwriting experience you desire.
FROM RHETT: Found this on an article about getting content onto the new AppleTV box. Sounds like a good deal for creators...
How do I sell my content? http://www.hungryflix.com/
Read and digitally agree to the terms that include copyright info and profits.
Upload your content in either MPEG4 format, H.264 or MP3.
Upload artwork, Upload trailer
Set your price, Distribute to a worldwide audience!
Collect your profits! HungryFlix offers content providers a 60/40 split with 60% going to you! (There is a .50 minimum that HungryFlix charges.)
Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison will be among the panelists Thursday night in a discussion on the Kansas University campus about the issue of wrongful criminal convictions.
Morrison and several others will speak after a 5:30 p.m. screening of the documentary film ?After Innocence.?
The film spotlights the work of the Innocence Project, a group working to exonerate wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing.
The event is in Room 104 of Green Hall and is sponsored by the KU School of Law?s Student Bar Association.
Other panelists are David Everson, president of the Midwest Innocence Project; Robert Fairchild, Douglas County District Court chief judge and KU law professor; Jean Phillips, director of the Paul E. Wilson Defender Project and KU law professor; and David J. Gottlieb, KU law professor and criminal law expert.
It's 2007 and while personal conversations are still the preferred way of communication, the internet is how we 'chat'. Think about how many emails, text messages and IM chats you have in a day, week or year.
In the Era of the Patriot Act there seems to be a fervent clampdown on any information that moral or corporate entities deem as dangerous. Doesn't matter if it's truth, lies, facts, opinions or CONSPIRACY. If someone with enough money or political power doesn't like a particular opinon, any red blooded American can seemingly squash any person's voice that they personally deem as unsightly or immoral.
For Immediate Release: March 21, 2007 5:45 pm CST
Danielle Nantkes 402-471-2720
Andrew Nelson 402-981-9454
Lights, Camera, Nebraska!
LB 235 advances from Revenue Committee
(Lincoln, NE) The Legislature?s Revenue Committee advanced a measure that would create for the first time in Nebraska law, the Nebraska Film Enhancement Rebate Program. The program provides incentives for film production in Nebraska.
Senator Danielle Nantkes, sponsor of LB 235 said, ?I am thrilled that the committee shares my enthusiasm for this program. LB 235 will stimulate economic development, celebrate the inherent beauty of the Nebraska landscape, and help Nebraska stop the brain drain of creative and talented people?.
Hey everyone! Keep up the good work filming and editing stuff out there! We've been having problems with Spammers lately. If you see some garbage posts, please ignore them and send me a message alerting me to the problem. The site hasn't seen this many corrupt comments since the Russian Mafia took over the site a few years ago. NIFP will never back down to crooked individuals looking to misuse our good name. Do what you can to help stop SPAM! Thanks! Rhett
We are seeking to hire a p/t editor with Final Cut Studio Experience. Also seeking anyone with television production experience to help with a start up Hi Definition Production Company. If interested, you can write me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 402-499-9755.
Marc Longbrake gave a great recap of all his experiences at the 2007 Omaha Film Festival (OFF). He is program director of the OFF. Marc was originally invited by organizers Jeremy Decker and Jason Levering to help after they were inspired by the Kearney Film Festival. They said "Why can't Omaha have a film festival?"
The OFF had over 400 entries it's inaugural year in 2006, held at the Joslyn Art Museum and the Blue Barn Theater, They got on WITHOUTABOX.com and recieved entries from all over the world; China, Japan, Iraq, Mexico. The press coverage that first year was about introducing the concept of a feature film festival in Omaha. Got some spotty coverage on local tv and newspapers.
At 7 pm at the Ross Cinema this coming week, Thursday March 29,
in the Digital Cinema program my own work,
6 EASY PIECES (76 mins, 2002)
will be showing.
This film screened at the New Directors/New Directions in New
York (Lincoln Center) in 2001; was a prize winner at Yamagata and Jeonju, and showed in the following festivals:
Yamagata Prizewinner, 2001
Palermo Immagine Leggere
Golden Horse (Taipei)
New York Video Festival
Chicago Underground Film Festival
Here's come critical commentary on the film:
From this week's Omaha City Weekly:
Aspiring young actors, actresses, singers, and performers, along with their parents, are invited to learn more about careers in stardom with a free lecture from talent scout Peter Sklar.
The Sunday programs begin at 1pm at Starstruck Dance Academy, 701 P St. Suite 205, and at 7pm at Hart Dance Academy, 3534 S. 48th St. Suite 2-3.
Sklar will address the relationship between self-esteem, health and professional success, stage mothers, industry scams, a behind the scenes look at the causes of eating disorders and the role of talent agents and casting directors. The program will be followed by personal interviews with young performers.
From: Myspace THE GRAND HORROR (DVD)
EXECUTIONER: CRAIG McGEE
Written & Directed by: MaT Kister
Starring: T.J. Roe, Jeremy Cech, Steve Eaton, Rhyann Crooks, Robert Kister, Pam King
On the run from a wild zombie outbreak, six people take refuge in an old theatre somewhere in Nebraska. As soon as they realize that the flesh-eaters aren't breaking through the glass doors to snag their next course of fresh brains and start to question why this is, strange & eerie things begin happening. Could it be that our rag tag group of survivors have just been spared the frying pan only to land in the proverbial fire of a haunted theatre? You bet your ass they have. Let the supernatural mind games & ghostly stalkings begin!!
FINALLY! Inland Empire comes to Nebraska... Get ready! RHETT---
With INLAND EMPIRE, David Lynch--creator of such mind-bending works as ERASERHEAD and LOST HIGHWAY--delivers his most avant-garde, abstract, and impenetrable vision yet. A three-hour fever nightmare of a motion picture, INLAND EMPIRE takes the basic structure of Lynch?s 2001 masterpiece, MULHOLLAND DRIVE, and spins it even further out of control. A blonde actress (Laura Dern) is preparing for her biggest role yet, but when she finds herself falling for her co-star (Justin Theroux), she realizes that her life is beginning to mimic the fictional film that they?re shooting.
Greetings for one more bulletin from Rhett. ? Sending this out as Jeremy is volunteering on a short film and super busy.
We are now posting meeting minutes on the website ASAP after meetings so if you are thinking about coming again or have to miss, you can keep up with what's going on with the group and our members.
Sounds like the Omaha Film Festival went great despite the Blizzard of 07.? I for one was not brave enough to journey that weekend, but doing A/V support at the Statehood dinner for 13 hours didn't help either. ? Would have loved to seen "Out of Omaha" as Linda Voorhies is the first quote in our "Once in a Lew Moon" trailer.
FROM MARC LONGBRAKE VIA EMAIL:
So as the sun sets slowly in the west, we bid a fond farewell yet again to another film festival. What an absolutely remarkable experience this was, with the participation of the city of Omaha , the filmmakers that braved our ridiculous weather, and all of our staff and volunteers that made it all possible.
Sunday was a fantastic day. We had our two biggest crowds of the week back-to-back so we tested the limits of the lobby, everyone?s patience and our abilities to manage a throng of humanity and with few exceptions, I think we pulled it off masterfully. The first two screenings of the day were the narrative feature ? Independence ? and the documentary ?Darius Goes West.? The combined Friday and Sunday screenings of Independence gave us our largest single film attendance and the Sunday screening of Darius was its biggest crowd. Both sets of filmmakers were at the festival for their screenings and both offered fantastic Q&A sessions after their films.
Calling all NIFP Members
Some of you may recall that last year we started a paper NIFP Directory of members that were interested in networking with other members and available to help should people contact them. We had many interested filmmakers, and now we are looking to complete that Directory. So please send us your info including name, phone number and/or email, your website-if you have one, and what your specialties or interests are in film. If you have already sent us your contact info, don't worry, we still have it and we will include it when we have the completed Directory. Send us your info at email@example.com